For Obama this has been particularly difficult. He opened his presidency with a speech in Cairo in which he tried to be optimistic that peace could be achieved. Netanyahu also spoke of wanting to achieve a 2-state settlement. Obama came to realise that Netanyahu was being disingenuous and, for many reasons, was unwilling or unable to confront Netanyahu head-on and take major steps to further the Palestinian fight for statehood. Obama must feel very let-down. It was not so bizarre that he would actually think that Israel wanted to achieve a peace settlement. To find out that infact he was dealing with a Prime Minister that wanted to build a greater Israel must have come as a heavy blow. Maybe Obama was naive, but at least initially his intentions were honourable.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)
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